Ethical issues in the collection, storage, and research use of human biological materials

J Lab Clin Med. 2004 Nov;144(5):229-34; discussion 226. doi: 10.1016/j.lab.2004.08.003.

Abstract

Human biological materials (HBMs) are samples of blood, DNA, organs and tissues commonly obtained during routine surgical procedures or through direct donation by an individual. This article reviews four of the most pressing issues arising from the collection, storage, and use of HBMs in research: current regulations governing research with human subjects, misuse of genetic information, economic factors, and public knowledge.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic / legislation & jurisprudence
  • DNA*
  • Ethics*
  • Ethics, Research*
  • Genetic Privacy / ethics
  • Genetic Privacy / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Research / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Specimen Handling / ethics*
  • Tissue Banks / ethics
  • Tissue Donors / ethics
  • Tissue Donors / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Tissue Preservation / ethics

Substances

  • DNA